Samson Fish | Seriola hippos

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Common Name: Samson Fish
Species Name: Seriola hippos

The Samson Fish is also known as sea kingies, Sambo, Samson and sea kingfish. The body colour varies with Samson Fish the upper body may be bluish green to silvery but most commonly it is a bronzy brown colour which fades to a silvery belly area. A golden yellow stripe runs along the body following the lateral line and ending near the tail. Juvenile Samson Fish have up to 5 dark broad vertical bars on the flanks these fade as the fish ages. Samson Fish are often confused with Yellowtail Kingfish and Amber Jack a distinguishing feature is the red flesh that is around the teeth. Samson Fish can grow to over 50kg in weight but are often caught between 5 and 20kg.

New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

Medium Tackle to Heavy Tackle

Large metal Jigs

Herring, slimy mackerel, Yellowtail Pilchards, Squid, Octopus and fish fillets or pieces.

Samson Fish Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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